Bone #8: Treasure Hunters

Bone #8: Treasure Hunters


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Tensions come to a head in the eighth epic volume of the BONE series.

The Bone cousins, Gran'ma Ben, and Thorn finally reach the city of Atheia, where they reunite with old friends and plan to thwart The Lord of the Locusts. The Pawan army has joined forces with Briar and the rat creatures, and danger increases as Thorn's visions get stronger. Meanwhile, Phoney Bone is convinced Atheia is a city rich in gold, and he is determined to find it!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780439706339
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 08/01/2008
Series: Bone (Comics) Series , #8
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 80,209
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: GN430L (what's this?)
Age Range: 11 - 14 Years

About the Author

Jeff Smith is the creator of the award-winning, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling BONE series. He was born and raised in the American Midwest and learned about cartooning from comic strips, comic books, and TV animation. Visit him online at

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Bone #8: Treasure Hunters (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
imamura.s on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
when I read this story, I excited. becouse I can not anticipate next unfold.
nesum on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It entertains me so much that even here, when everything is coming to a climax and it looks like everyone very well may die, that Phoney is still trying to make a quick buck.He's the funniest of the problem characters, but just his actions tell you so much about the depth of this story. This isn't a simple "good vs evil" tale. Yes, that part exists, and it's wonderful, but there is so much else going on. Every character has his own goals and motivations. Jeff Smith's wonderful series continues to get more and more complicated. I'm anxious to see how it wraps up.
lithicbee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This penultimate volume of Bone is the most serious yet, as all the forces of corruption and evil seem to be lined up against our heroes. Phoney Bone continues to focus on his greedy schemes, the Atheians are led by a dragon-hating tyrant, and Briar is leading the Pawans and rat creatures toward Atheia. Can Thorn prove that she is something special and save the day (with Fone Bone's help of course)? We will have to check out the final volume to find out.
krau0098 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the eight book in the nine book Bone series by Jeff Smith. It was another excellent addition to this series and filled with more humor than the previous book, despite the darkness of parts of the tale.The Bones along with Gran'ma Ben and Thorn have finally reached Atheia. Here they reunite with some of Gran'ma Ben's old friends. Atheia is under rule of a dictator like man and they need to decide if they can count on his help in the upcoming battle against the King of Locusts. Meanwhile Lucius and crew are also trying to make their way to Atheia through the Ghost Circles.This was another great installment in this series. There was a lot more humor packed into this book than in the previous one. So, despite the darkness and serious surrounding the upcoming war, I found myself laughing out loud a number of times. It was great to be back with Thorn, Gran'ma Ben, and the Bones...I love how Thorn is young and funny but has moments where she is tough as nails.I have been missing the inclusion of the Dragons some; I was hoping they would feature more in these later books but mostly they are just talked about. The book ended well but I am very eager to see how things are wrapped up in the ninth book, Crown of Horns. The illustration is as excellent as ever and remains consistent with previous books.Overall I loved this book and can't wait to read Crown of Horns to see how things wrap up.
ecugary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Jeff Smith has created a tale of bones and mystery that will have all young readers reading. The story adds to the mystery with comedy and life lessons that all children need to learn. The books deals with issues such as trust, dishonesty, and fairness.Students could learn about using dialogue correctly in their writing. After they finish reading the story, they could select a specific conversation in the story and write it using dialogue properly.
ElizaJane on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Reason for Reading: next in the series.Tension mounts as our story nears its end. This volume isn't quite as dark as the last entry but it is intense as lines are drawn and the sides gather to prepare for the final battle. Capturing the princess is the enemy's main objective, while gathering the troops and still finding a last minute way to stop The Lord of the Locusts is our heroes'. Humour is also a big part of this volume as Phoney is once again on one of his schemes to become wealthy as indicated by the title of this volume. I don't want to say much more for those who haven't read this far yet. But the second last book in the series keeps the quality one has come to expect from this series, ends with a note of doom, making one eager to read the final volume. A great series for kids and adults!
RagenLambert on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Bone: Treasure Hunters is the story of how Gran'ma Ben, the Bone cousins and Thorn reach the city Atheia. It is hard for them to enter but they finally sneak their way in. Once there, they find an old council memember to help them on their journey. Even though a war is on the horizon, Phoney Bone is trying his hardest to make some money.Although the stories of Bone are mythical, the teacher could use this series of books while teaching a unit on history. I know that the books are made up but the teacher could use this along with teaching about past wars. By doing this, the students are more able to picture what wars are like. I liked the book but I could not comprehend the story. It would have made more sense if I would have started with book 1. Although I haven't read the other books, this book was very cute and entertaining. When the bee attacks is my favorite part of the story. Also, Phoney Bone makes me laugh everytime he says or does something.
caltstatt on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I now realized I read the three books out of order. The Bones, Gran'Ma Ben and Thorn, reach teh city of Atheia. They are helped by a young boy to get passed the guards and enter the city. They find that impending doom is hanging over the city and the evil leader Tarsil is gathering support to destroy all who oppose him. The Bones help a local merchant fight off an attacking bee and are given gold coins, which is unusual. They want to earn money this way, but are stopped by guards who want to capture them. They escape with their lives only to find the guards trying to arrest the people who helped them. Gran Ma Ben goes to help and Thorn helps a young girl. As the guards subdue Thorn, they notice an army of Pawans approaching the city. The story ends here with the story continuing in the next Bone series book.These are not books I usually enjoy, but I know students love the colorful pages and use of words. Not all students will enjoy these books, but some will, which makes them of value.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really like this book.
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6grandchildren More than 1 year ago
Great book for 10 year olds. My grandson loves them
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My eight year old son and I loved the entire Bone series and have recommended them to our friends. My son loved the colored graphics and that it was written in more of a comic book style.
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this book is great for people who LOVE fantasies and comics i LOVE the bone series!!!!!
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My Grandson enjoyed this seriea very much. I also read and enjoyed them. They certainly make reading exciting for the children.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jeff Smith is very good at putting in what the characters should say at the picture. The picures are very good. Easy read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just love bone! Garenteed to be interesting the intire way through the book.there are 8 books in the will LOVE bone as soon as you pick it up...I promise
Guest More than 1 year ago
In bone #8 of the 9 series by Jeff Smith the bones go through and outrageous adventure with finding a treasure and get prepared for the war. Mean while ghost circles are getting envolved. who knows what's going to happen next. This is the best bone book i can't wait for the last one to hit stores soon :) I love reading bone books
Guest More than 1 year ago
These books have got to be some of the greatest books ever written'and drawn'. I would recommed this to anyone, even if they don't like to read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i bought all of the bone books and they are the best comics you will ever read! P.S buy them